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Enugu – Port Harcourt N50bn Dual Expressway Rehabilitation now 33% Complete

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The Federal Governments capital project to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Enugu – Port Harcourt Dual Carriage Section II, is now about 33 percent complete, according to a budget implementation report released by the budget office.

The project involves the construction of 51.6km road starting from Umuahia to Aba in Abia State.

It is the major route in the south east that links at least five states in the Eastern region which includes Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Imo and Rivers States.

The scope of work on the Enugu – Port Harcourt Dual Carriage Expressway includes: pavement overlay of the existing dual carriage way with 7.3m asphaltic concrete and 1.2m inner surface dress shoulders.

Other components include: scarification of existing bituminous surface, improvement of the road alignment, provision of culverts and drains, asphaltic binder and wearing courses with kerbs and chutes.

The Contract was awarded in September 2013 to Messrs Arab Contractors Nig. Ltd. at a cost of N50.89 Billion with a completion date of March 2017 which was later revised to March 2020 due to funding constraint.

In the 2019 budget, the sum of N1.6 Billion was appropriated while, N450 Million was released and utilized.

A total of N24.67 Billion has been committed to the project since inception to achieve 33 percent of level of completion.

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